Bhubaneswar, Odisha: Incorrect evaluations of answer sheets is haunting hundreds of Plus II students who appeared for the exam under the CHSE (Council of Higher Education Department. A large number of Class XII students who appeared for exams under the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) in the state, are also facing the same problem.
The students stated that many of them have qualified for national level entrance tests, but the poor marks in their qualifying examinations were to affect their careers and admission process.
The parents of a student of St. Xavier International School, Patia, says, "How is it possible that 180 students of a particular school failed the board exam? Moreover, all of them had a good track record and have cleared JEE-Main and AIPMT. Neither the school authorities nor the CBSE people are coming to our rescue. We are helpless and planning to move court".
The regional office, CBSE has received about 5,000 online applications for verification or to obtain scanned copy and re-evaluation this year, said official sources. Unlike the CHSE, there were no long queues at the CBSE office as the whole process is made online.
A S Verma, CBSE regional director, Bhubaneswar region, said, "The process of verification and re-evaluation is quite transparent and we are also providing scanned copies of the answer sheets to students. If students are not satisfied, they can also go for re-evaluation, a facility started this year."
He said, during the process of verification of an answer sheet, the board cross-checks whether all questions were evaluated, also checks if marks in all questions were added and recorded properly on the marksheet.
He also added, those students who are unsatisfied with verification can also apply for the scanned copy and those students who have applied for scanned copies can opt for re-evaluation.
"The verification process is another phase of harassment. For re-evaluation of an answer sheet in any subject, one has to pay not less than Rs 2,000 and even after that you are not sure of the marks increasing," said a parent whose son is from MBS Public School.
Applications for the re-evaluation can be done by students only after 30 days after publication of results, which may affect a large number of students.
About 10,500 students of 250 schools from Odisha had appeared for the examination, 86.25 per cent of whom passed. The results were declared on May 28.